Gerhard Tremmel warns Swansea City about Djibril Cisse
GERHARD Tremmel believes Champions League winner Djibril Cisse will be Kuban Krasnodar’s main threat when they face Swansea City.
The French international striker, who won Europe's top prize with Liverpool in 2005, played against Swansea when he was at Queens Park Rangers last season.
But Cisse left Rangers on loan in January and then moved to Kuban during the summer.
Now the former Marseille, Lazio and Sunderland man comes up against Swansea again having scored three times so far this season.
“I think he’s a good striker because otherwise he would not have played for big clubs in the past,” said Tremmel.
“Maybe he has already peaked, but he is still good in the box and he’s a strong guy.
“I think maybe the main challenge for us will be to keep him calm.
“Apart from that we don’t know a lot about the other players, but they are a team with a lot of money so they should have good players.
“I said the same against St Gallen. There is no team in the Europa League that you can afford to underestimate.
“You can lose against any team from any league so it’s very important that we focus against every team and give our best.”
Swansea are looking for the victory that could move them to the verge of the competition’s knockout stages.
They have already beaten Valencia and St Gallen in Group A.
“It’s a great experience. Most of our players have never been in European competition so they’re really enjoying it,” added Tremmel.
“It’s very hard to be on the road so much, but that’s one of the main reasons we strengthen the team, so the manager is able to rotate more often.
“Otherwise you lack energy at the end of the season.”